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New LMI for Career Practitioners: Webinar Series

In partnership with CERIC, LMIC recently concluded a three-part webinar series on new labour market information (LMI) to support career service practitioners with the information they need to help their clients succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work. Labour Market Information Series: New LMI for Career Practitioners in Canada included three virtual sessions: February…Read More

Adults and career services: 3 key findings

Listen to this article as an audio recording When I moved to Canada, I was completely clueless about the education system, the labour market and career pathways. So much so, that I struggled to decide which university to attend. The international college I graduated from did not offer career services – so I was left…Read More

Two Ways We Can Connect More Adults to Career Services in Canada

Listen to this article as an audio recording In Canada, only 19% of adults report using career services – lower than in other OECD countries. This week LMIC launched its latest insight report in partnership with the Future Skills Centre (FSC). Are Adults Making Use of Career Services in Canada? looks at the rate at…Read More

“Stay in School!”: Is More Education Actually Better?

“Stay in school!” is the rallying cry of many Canadian parents who see education as the key to improving their children’s standard of living. In fact, more education is generally associated with higher salaries and better working conditions. It is also linked to a wide range of other benefits, including increasing a country’s economic prosperity.…Read More

LMI: Alone, we can go fast—but together, we can go far

On November 25, 2020, the Government of Canada (GC) released a report titled Canada – A learning nation: A skilled, agile workforce ready to shape the future. The report outlines five priorities, starting with providing access to relevant, reliable, timely labour market information and tools so all Canadians can make informed learning and training decisions.…Read More

Impact of COVID-19 on Career Development

How has COVID-19 affected the career development sector? With the shutdown of non-essential businesses and organizations across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to far-reaching impacts across all labour market sectors. Front-line workers are coping with longer shifts, health and safety concerns, and escalating client needs within this new reality. Many businesses are trying to…Read More

Guiding in the Dark: Career Practitioners and LMI

I remember walking into my school guidance counsellor’s office during my last year of high school, just before the Christmas holidays. Anxious with anticipation, I was hoping to walk out with a clear step-by-step manual for how to have a successful career. While working with the counsellor, Leah, it quickly became apparent that careers are…Read More

If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?

Choosing a career can be a daunting task. Much like trying to define “success,” it can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s about passion. Proverbial advice such as “find what you do best and get someone to pay you for doing it” or “choose a job you love, and you will never…Read More

Career Development Practitioners: Vital Partners in Labour Market Information

Opportunity for Career Development Practitioners to Shape Labour Market Information Career development practitioners (CDPs) work across the country to help Canadians of all ages manage their learning, work, and transitions. They support Canadians in identifying their interests, strengths and weaknesses, and in navigating today’s ever-evolving labour market to support informed decision making about learning and work.…Read More